Ohio Air National Guard

The 121st Air Refueling Wing, 178th Wing, 179th Airlift Wing and 180th Fighter Wing deploy worldwide to fulfill aerial refueling missions, air transport, communications, engineering, and security requirements. In addition to the four flying units, there are six subordinate geographically separated units (GSUs) in the state. Ohio’s Air Guard units are dispersed in seven geographic locations — Columbus, Toledo, Springfield, Cincinnati, Mansfield, Zanesville, and Port Clinton.

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GOVERNOR

Mike DeWine

The The Governor is the commander in chief of the Ohio National Guard and, as such, has the authority to activate the Ohio National Guard to support and assist local authorities during state emergencies or for homeland defense.

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ADJUTANT GENERAL

Major General John C. Harris Jr.

The Adjutant General is a member of the Governor’s cabinet and is responsible for the command of the Ohio Army National Guard, Ohio Air National Guard, Ohio Military Reserve, Ohio Naval Militia, and Ohio Cyber Reserve.
The Adjutant General supervises the flag officer heads of these components in the day-to-day operation and management of the readiness, fiscal, personnel, equipment, and real property resources of the agency.

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ASSISTANT ADJUTANT GENERAL

Major General James R. Camp

Responsible for directing the organization’s day-to-day operations and administration, and helping establish policy to ensure mission readiness of personnel in four flying wings and six support units.

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DEPUTY ASSISTANT ADJUTANT GENERAL

Brigadier General Gary A. McCue

Principal deputy to the Assistant Adjutant General for Air; assists in management of the organization’s operations, administration, mission readiness, and policies.

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STATE COMMAND CHIEF

Chief Master Sergeant Heidi A. Bunker

Principal enlisted advisor to senior Ohio Air National Guard leadership responsible for matters influencing the health, morale, and welfare of the organization’s assigned enlisted Airmen and their Families.

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FEDERAL COMMAND

President of the US Seal

The President can order National Guard personnel to federal active duty during a national emergency and can also mobilize units to support active-duty forces performing Department of Defense missions.


Four Wings

Approximately 5,000 Total Members


121st Air Refueling Wing

121ST AIR REFUELING WING

Columbus: Approximately 1,090 Members

Leadership
Col. Scott Lerdon
Chief Master Sgt. Troy Taylor

The 121st Air Refueling Wing continuously delivers worldwide Air-to-Air Refueling, Disaster Response and Combat Support.

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178th Wing patch

178TH WING

Springfield: Approximately 1,080 Members

Leadership
Col. Kimberly Fitzgerald
Chief Master Sgt. Scott Ross

The 178th Wing provides ready units to conduct Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Operations Support to execute Federal and State missions while maintaining an active involvement with the local community.

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179th Airlift Wing patch

179TH AIRLIFT WING

Mansfield: Approximately 900 Members

Leadership
Col. Todd K. Thomas
Chief Master Sgt. Todd A. Hunt

The 179th Airlift Wing fulfills its mission by transporting personnel and cargo throughout the United States and the world. In addition, the 179th Airlift Wing participates in disaster relief efforts and other domestic emergencies as required. It is ready to deploy to overseas bases when directed by higher headquarters.

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180th Fighter Wing patch

180TH FIGHTER WING

Toledo: Approximately 1,000 Members

Leadership
Col. Michael J. DiDio
Chief Master Sgt. James Duty

The 180th Fighter Wing provides for America; protection of the homeland, effective combat power and defense support to civil authorities, while developing Airmen, supporting their Families and serving in the community.

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200th Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer patch

200TH RED HORSE SQUADRON

Port Clinton: Approximately 400 Members

Leadership
Col. Michael A. Hrynciw III
Det. 1 Commander Lt. Col. Andrew C. Suttles
Chief Master Sgt. Patrick M. Wahlers

The 200th Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer provides superior engineering, construction, and logistics capability, during peacetime or combat, anywhere in the world to achieve state and federal priorities.

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220th Engineering and Installation Squadron patch

220TH ENGINEERING INSTALLATION SQUADRON

Zanesville: Approximately 100 Members

Leadership
Lt. Col. Christopher Treff
Chief Master Sgt. Timothy Day

The 220th Engineering and Installation Squadron commands, organizes, equips, trains, and administers assigned expeditionary cyberspace engineering installation and combat communication forces in support of state and federal emergencies and contingency operations.

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251st Cyberspace Engineering Installation Group patch

251ST CYBER ENGINEERING INSTALLATION GROUP

Springfield: Approximately 40 Members

Leadership
Col. Francisco J. Dominguez
Chief Master Sgt. Paul Williams

The 251st Cyberspace Engineering Installation Group commands, organizes, equips, trains, and administers assigned expeditionary cyberspace engineering installation and combat communication forces in support of state and federal emergencies and contingency operations.

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269th Combat Communications Squadron patch

269TH COMBAT COMMUNICATIONS SQUADRON

Springfield: Approximately 110 Members

Leadership
Lt. Col. Samantha J. Adducchio
Chief Master Sgt. Steven Early
Chief Master Sgt. Daniel P. Sheehy

The 269th Combat Communications Squadron commands, organizes, equips, and trains personnel to ensure complete mission readiness in support of emergency U.S. Air Force requirements, and to provide timely and reliable combat communications services in support of state emergencies. They also provide expeditionary cyber services tactically, in a joint environment.

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